St Paul's Episcopal Church
VISION & MISSION
Our mission is to restore all people
to unity with God and each other in Christ*
*Book of Common Prayer, P. 855
Meet our new Rector
With the approval of the Bishop, the St. Paul's Vestry adopted the recommendation of the Search Committee and signed a Letter of Agreement with the Reverend Donna S. Mote to become our 34th rector. Learn more here.
In person Holy Eucharist services are conducted each Sunday at 7:30 and 10:00 AM. Or, join us for a live stream of our 10:00 AM worship service on Facebook here . You can view videos of previous services here. Masks are not required but are encouraged for those not vaccinated. We are currently offering regular organ concerts the first Thursday of each month featuring our music director and guest artists. To view past organ music concerts click here. You are also welcome to visit the church daily from 7:30 AM to dusk and the St. Paul's campus to meditate as you walk our labyrinth, rest a while on one of our benches under a shade tree, or find a moment of solace in our Memorial Garden behind the church.
St. Paul’s Church was formed by an official act of the City Council of Key West. In a petition to the bishop of New York, the City council requested a priest be sent and the Parish of St. Paul’s be established.
In 1831, the council gave notice of a public meeting to establish an Episcopal Church and a committee was appointed.
St. Paul’s Church was formed by an official act of the City Council of Key West. In a petition to the bishop of New York, the City council requested a priest be sent and the Parish of St. Paul’s be established. The first rector was the Reverend Sanson K. Brunot, who arrived December 23, 1832. The first of four churches on this site was completed in 1839. Our rectory, built in 1857 is still standing but in need of repair. Learn more about the Historic Rectory and the proposed renovation.
On February 2nd of 2020, St. Paul's celebrated the 100th anniversary of our current church building, the 4th on the same site, the previous 3 having been destroyed by a hurricane, a fire, and another hurricane. Learn more about our history.
Each season, St. Paul's features musicians who perform in the sanctuary, historic rectory and parish hall as part of our outreach mission to the Keys. Taking advantage of our downtown location, the church serves as a much loved center for musical events. Due to COVID - 19, there are currently no musical or other events scheduled, however, we look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy future performances. Visit the below websites for more information about plans for 2021/22